Meanjin

Meanjin
Meanjin
Editor Sally Heath
First issue December 1940 (1940-12)
Company Melbourne University Press
Website meanjin.com.au

Meanjin is an Australian literary journal. The name - pronounced Mee-AN-jin - is derived from an Aboriginal word for the land where the city Brisbane is located.

It was founded in December 1940, in Brisbane, by Clem Christesen. It was published as Meanjin Papers until 1947, Meanjin from 1947 to 1960, Meanjin Quarterly from 1961 to 1976, and again as Meanjin since 1976.[1] The editorial offices moved to Melbourne in 1945. It is now a subsidiary of the University of Melbourne.

Contents

Content

Meanjin publishes

  • poetry
  • fiction
  • graphic novels
  • reflective and scholarly essays
  • memoirs
  • commentary
  • review essays
  • interviews

Editors

  • 1940 to 1974: Clem Christesen
  • 1974 to 1982: Jim Davidson
  • 1982 to 1987: Judith Brett
  • 1987 to 1994: Jenny Lee
  • 1994 to 1998: Christina Thompson
  • Stephanie Holt
  •  ??? to 2008 Ian Britain
  • 2008 to 2011 Sophie Cunningham
  • 2011 to present Sally Heath

Fiction Editors

  • Current: Sally Heath

Poetry Editors

dates not known: Coral Hull

Current Editorial Details

Address: 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia.

Notes

  1. ^ Australian Poets and Their Works, by William Wilde. Oxford University Press, 1996

References

  • Just City and The Mirrors: Meanjin Quarterly and the Intellectual Front, 1940-1965, by Lyn Strahan, 1985
  • The Temperament of Generations: Fifty Years of Meanjin, edited by Jenny Lee, Philip Mead, and Gerald Murnane.

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